§ Mr. Irving
To ask the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on co-ordination between the Department of Health and Social Security and the Home Office of Government policy towards the possible closure of the Eastdale unit at Balderton hospital.
§ The Prime Minister
No decision has been taken to close this unit which was established to provide rehabilitation for patients in the special hospitals. Its future is currently being considered and the Central Nottinghamshire district health authority will shortly be issuing a consultation paper to interested organisations. The Department of Health and Social Security and the Home Office will be among those consulted, and remain in close touch on the matter.